Founder and CEO
Katie McCullough is a graduate of Bournemouth Media School in Scriptwriting for Film & TV, and the Royal Court, London. In her past writing career she received funding from Arvon Foundation and support from the ICA Lab, as well as mentoring from the Blaine Brothers, Leo Butler, Polly Clark, Fraser Grace and Simon Stephens. Katie also worked with several companies to create one-on-one theatrical experiences and site specific narratives. Her work was performed at: Arcola, Battersea Arts Centre, ICA, Old Vic Tunnels, Theatre503, Southwark Playhouse, Wales Millennium Centre, and many more.
Katie also has a background in constructing and implementing Social Media Campaigns for a variety of creative projects. These include: industry events at East End Film Festival, SKATE at Somerset House for two years running, multiple successful Kickstarter projects for several debut feature films, and filling the Head of Social Media role for LOCO - London Comedy Film Festival from 2013 - 2016.
She created Festival Formula after discovering a gap in filmmakers’ knowledge, and realising she could help manage their time, expectation, and admin levels. After 8 years of providing the service on a word-of-mouth basis she decided to leave the writing and focus on festival strategy by launching Festival Formula and developing it to be the respected and trusted company it is today. As the company grows she is happy to welcome more members to the team, and more filmmakers to the slate.